Soho Playa Hotel
What We Love
- Daily American breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Prime location just a block from Playa del Carmen’s restaurant- and bar-lined Fifth Avenue
- Alfresco yoga classes beside the rooftop pool
- The hotel offers a 50 percent discount on passes to Mamita’s Beach Club
What To Know
- In-room treatments can be arranged through the front desk, and there’s a public gym on the same block
- The beach is a five-minute walk away
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Urban style at the beach. The Soho Playa is a modern four-story construction with a boxy façade defined by hammock-strung balconies. Full walls of glass and a centerpiece water feature lend a Zen atmosphere in the lobby, which opens onto the bistro, where a tasty à la carte breakfast is served each morning. On the rooftop, guests have access to the petite pool and loungers, plus daily alfresco yoga classes and occasional dinners and events.
Bed and Bath
The comfy, spacious bedrooms are done up in purple and cream shades, with boho touches in the patchwork blankets, mismatched pillows and rough-hewn hardwood headboards. Most of the simple bathrooms have standalone glass showers, though a handful have deep soaking jet tubs. All the modern comforts are present, including free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and, in larger rooms, coffeemakers, but the best feature is the simplest: a private balcony strung with a colorful hammock made by local Mayan artisans.
Start your day with breakfast in the ground-floor bistro, or grab a coffee to go and make for Mamita’s Beach Club, a five-minute walk away. Guests receive 50 percent off lounger passes, but go early to claim yours and beat the crowds. Or you can head up to the hotel’s rooftop pool area for more secluded sun worship, plus Caribbean views. You can also take the daily yoga class on the rooftop; ask the staff for the monthly schedule. There’s no spa or fitness center, but in-room treatments can be arranged through the front desk, and there’s a public gym on the same block.
In the Area
The Soho Playa is just a block from a prime patch of Fifth Avenue, Playa del Carmen’s frenetic main thoroughfare. There are curiously few good Mexican restaurants, but you’ll find local specialties at Maiz de Mar, Almirante Peche and the hip Plank. For beach time, nab your lounger early at Mamita’s Beach Club or arrive after dark for a dance party on the sand. For a dose of retail therapy, Fifth Avenue favorites include Narcisa and La Bikineria. Away from Playa, make the one-hour drive to hip Tulum for culture at the ancient Mayan ruins, top eats at Hartwood, Posada Margherita and Zamas, and eco-adventures in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.
How to Get There
Loved this place. It was clean, comfy and safe (they have someone on security outside the hotel all the time), and very relaxed. They remember who you are and are really friendly and helpful. Loved the hammocks on the balconies too. It’s also super close to everything, without being on the very busy 5th Avenue. Breakfasts were great too. Highly recommend staying here.
We were here on a family trip and stayed for two days, but truly wish we had booked for more. The hotel staff Jasmine and Alejandro were wonderful and so helpful. The room was clean, bright and roomy enough for 4 people. The safe worked well and the room was secure. We loved the hammock on the deck.. such a wonderful place to relax and read. Being so close to 5th ave ( 5 minute walk) we were pleasantly surprised with how quiet our second floor room was. The hotel offers breakfast with the price of your room at a lovely restaurant downstairs. The food was amazing and also so much more then we expected. They also serve the most delicious looking fresh salads and their juice bar was so refreshing and lovely after a hot day in the sun. We took full advantage of the roof top pool which was not huge but also not overcrowded. Lovely lounge chairs, a cool pool and rooftop bar topped off our afternoons. We would definitely stay at the Soho Playa Hotel again. Job well done!!
We stayed in a King deluxe room for a week. Great location next to everything. Really friendly staff, well cleaned and nice room on second floor. Room had a balcony with a hammock facing the street. Not too much noise during the night. Coffee maker available and a minibar to keep your drinks cool. Really nice rooftop pool area with a bar service. Breakfast included in the restaurant next door. Really good and healthy options, too. Would definitely come back.
Great bed, shower, AC and loved the hammock on the patio! Breakfasts were fantastic and kept us full through lunch towards dinner. Not as loud as we expected based on other reviews. Slightly dim lights, but not outrageous. Great value for the price. Plus easy proximity to the beach, 5th Ave and easy drive from Cancun airport with their free parking. Win win win
We really enjoyed Soho Playa Hotel. They had underground parking for our rental car and the location was perfect. Jasmine, at reception was a phenomenal host. She was able to give us suggestions for everything we wanted to do and she was also really funny. Someone give her a raise!